Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on June 5, 1946 · Page 1
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 5, 1946
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POSTVLLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN. Fifty-Fourth Year. POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1946. Number 31. Trounce Waukon For 1st Loop Win; Lose to Castalia Whip County-Seaters In Thrilling Game, 9-3; To Play Elkader Sunday/ sTIie Postvillc bnscbnll team waliop- tS the county sent nine from Waukon, j to 3, here Sunday nfternnon lor the locals' first Scenic tongue victory. Frank Tehcl. winning pitcher, allowed four hits, walked two and struck out four batters before he was retired at the end of the fifth inning with tlje score, 4 to 2, in favor of Postville. Jim Looncy, on the mound the last (our innings for the local nine, gave up only two hits, struck out two men and walked one. Postville's big inning was the sixth, in which the locals scored five runs on six hits and a walk. I, Gerickc starred again at second base and was really catching 'em or picking 'cm up and throwing the runners out at first. Te also got three hits in live times at bnt. The buys looked good Sunday and seoin to be out of their slump. They have a smooth working infield combination now and an alert crew of young ball players and reserves. The pitching staff is second to none in the league with two good left handcrs. Tend and Bareis, and two good right hinder.';. Jim Looncy and Walby. Manager Glenn Jnrmcs has been working hard with his ball team and it's beginning to pay dividends. The hoys will win some ball games from now on in. Score by innings: t R H E Postvillc 000 135 OOx—9 15 2 Waukon 000 020 010—3 (i 1 Batteries: Tehcl. J. l.ooney and Brntnard for Postvillc: Barr. Tysland and Hegnn for Waukon. Results Last Sunday. Results of other games Sunday were: Garnavillo 10, Harpers Ferry 1; Momma 2. Elkader 0; Farmersburg 10. Lansing 7; Prairie du Chien 5. Castalia 4. How Do You Stand? The Herald mailing lists were changed during the past week, and since a greater number than usual have renewed their subscription there is a possibility that you have not been properly credited. If this box contains n red check mark, our records indicate that you arc cither in arrears or' will be by the first of the month. If such a mark is placed here, please make remittance at an early date to assure uninterrupted receipt of the Herald.— The Publisher. Military Funeral is Held \ For Martin C. Fischer jFuneral services were held here last Wcdnesdiiy forenoon in the Schuttc funeral home for Martin C. Fischer, 34. who passed away in Janesville, Wis.. May 27th. Interment was in Postvillc cemetery. The Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig officiated. Arthur F. Brandt Post, American Legion, furnished a military escort at the funeral and also had charge of the graveside service. Mr. Fischer was born June 17. 1012. as the son of William and Louise Schroedcr Fischer at Castalia and spent his boyhood in that community. He entered the service of his country in the navy in July 1043 and served as a Machinists Mate First Class in the Amphibious force in the South Pacific theater. He was a member of the Lutheran church and also held membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by three brothers, William and Emil Fischer of Janesville. Wis,. Henry Fischer of Castalia, three sisters. Mrs. Harley Fuller of Janesville. Mrs. William Schave of Castalia and Mrs. George Lundt of Clarksville, and by a number of nephews and nieces. His parents, one sister, Mrs Esther Updegrafl. and two brothers. Edwin and Fred Fischer, preceded him in death. In The Clouds D Funeral Held Wednesday/ \] For Mrs. Ervin C. Walz I.OSK TO CASTALIA. 2 to 1. i Castalia downed the Postvillc nine, j 2 to 1, in an 11-inning baseball game here Memorial day. Errors cost the locals the ball game after they were loading 1 to 0, going into the ninth inning. Corlet, Castalia pitcher, slammed out a hit in the first half of the ninth to score a runner who had reached first on an error. In the 11th inning, another Castalia, man reached first bnse on an error and Anderson. Postville high school player this spring, connected for a three base hit driving in the winning run. Tehel of Postvillc and Corlet of Castalia engaged in a pitching duel, with Tehel striking out 15 batters and Corlet, six. Corlet allowed six hits and Tehel gave up five. Both hurlers walked two men. Score by innings: R H E Postvillc 000 100 000 00—1 6 5 Castalia 000 000 001 01—2 5 2 Batteries: Tehel and Brainard, Post­ villc; Corlet and Monroe. Castalia. Results Memorial Day. Monona knocked Prairie du Chien out of one of the top spots in the league standings by trimming the Wisconsin nine, 5 to 1, leaving Garnavillo, Farmersburg and Monona with perfect records to date.' Lansing defeated Waukon. Next Sunday's Games. Next Sunday Postville plays at Elkader. The bus will leave The Palm it noon and there will be room for a number of local fans to accompany the team. Other games ore, Monona at Farmersburg, Lansing at Garnavillo, Waukon at Prairie du Chien, and Cas- t'llia at Harpers Ferry. Scenic League Standings: W L Pet. Monona 5 0 1.000 Garnavillo '. 4 0 1.000 Farmersburg '. 4 0 1.000 Prairie du Chien 4 1 .800 Lansing ..2 2 .500 Postvillc 1 3 .250 Castalia 1 4 .200 Waukon 1 4 ,200 Harpers Ferry 0 4 .000 Elkader ' o 4 .000 Farm and Town PropertyX Changes Hands Past WeeR^ Theresin Baltz sold her 130-acre «rm north of Postvllle Tuesday to Fred and Dorothy Groth for $8,450, J ' T. Humphrey made the deal. Mrs, Addio Jones last week purchased the Tuller estate house, opposite the Cassio Harrington home, CM t. In which the Ed Jones family nw-Uves. She will take possession July 1. j s «» it through a Herald Want Ad, Memorial Speaker Outlines System of World Government "Today—mure than ever—we find ourselves in need of a system of world government." the Rev. Eldon Seamans, pastor the Community Presbyterian church, said in a Memorial day address at Memorial hall last Thursday. 'The purpose for which we have just fought a global war was to free nil men from the tryanny of fenr, famine, religious intolerance and censorship." the speaker continued. "The military victory has been won. But a military victory docs not insure us against the evil forces of tomorrow. Therefore we must find some plan by which to secure the values which have been so recently won. This we hope to do through a system of world gov- rnment." The Rev. Mr. Seamans outlined what we must believe in if world government is to become a reality. He said that we must create a community of nations around a belief in: (P A constitution beneficial to all the peoples of the world. (2) An educational program designed to train men in the way of world-wide cooperation. 13) The right of representation for all mankind. i4) An international agency for the control of wayward nations. Many Veterans in Parade. The day's program was carried out ns planned. In the parade were veterans representing all branches of the service from both world wars. A light rain fell as the parade approached the city park where a memorial tree was planted by Club of the Hour members, so the scheduled stop was not made there. However, Miss Florence Hoth, speaking for the club, in well chosen words dedicated the tree to the memory of all soldier dead of this community. Catherine Staadt completed the planting during the short service. Funeral services were held in the Community Presbyterian .church last Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Ervin C. Walz. who had passed on at a 'Burbank, Calif., hospital May 21, following a serious operation. iThe Rev. Eldon L. Seamans officiated at the service and interment was in Postvillc cemetery. Marjorie Eileen Chamberlain was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Chamberlain of this city. She was born near Luanu on July 14, 1920. Her childhood days were spent in this community, having attended grade school in Franklin township and later enrolling in Postvillc high school from which she was graduated with the class of 1938. Later she attended Iowa State Teachers College at Cedar Falls. She taught school in a rural district and in the primary department at Castalia. She was a member of Postvillc Chapter, No. 238. Order of the Eastern Star. On May 10. 194-1. she was united in marriage to Cpl. Ervin C. Walz of Pacific, Mo., at Vancouver, Wash. Since her husband's discharge from the army air forces, they had made their home in Van Nuys, Calif. Mrs. Walz is survived by her husband and parents, three brothers, Wayne Chamberlain of Luana, Earl Chamberlain of Cedar Rapids, and Harlan Chamberlain of Iowa City, and her grandmother, Mrs. Anna Chamberlain of this city, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. American Legion Post Sponsors Benefit Dance X Mystery Surrounds Fire In Field on Baltz Farm cWiiile plowing corn Memorial day, Arthur Baltz discovered a grass fire some distance from where he was working and is at a loss to determine how the blaze started.^ ^-Nobody was near the place; the fire started approximately 40 rods from any road. Art says, and while little damage was done when it was discovered, it might have swept through the entire swampy grassland if hejjod not been close at hand to put it ouJD If you have the solution to tnTTrnys- tery, Art would like to know about it. Could a bird have carried a lighted cigarette and dropped it in the dry grass, or did the fire start by itself from some unknown cause? Herald Subscription To be *250, *3.00 Although most newspapers have in creased their subscription prices during the war period because of soaring production costs, the Postville Herald has maintained its old rates. We hod hoped conditions would improve with the war's end so that an increase in subscription rates could be avoided, However, costs hove climbed continually, and another Increase in newsprint prices has been announced, the fifth in the-past few years. Labor and other costs likewise have advanced. y Because of these advances, we find OUT OF THK SERVICE, u necessary to raise our subscription ^ \ prices beginning June 15 to meet these 5 higher costs. The Postville Herald after that date will be $2.50 to subscribers living within Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek counties; $3.00 per year elsewhere, and single copies at our office will cost 6 cents each.—THE POSTVILLE HERALD. ^Ensjgn Robert Overland arrived 1 here Tuesday. He was discharged from the navy at Great Lakes, 111., nnd visited his brother, Ernest, in Milwaukee, Wis., before coming homo. Ho served aboard an LCT in the Pacific and served some time in the Philippines^ First Lt. Paul F. Cahalan, somorMr. and Mrs. Frank Cahalan of Cedar Rapids, formerly of this community, has been returned to an inactive status at the Fort Leavenworth, Kan., separation center. Now on terminal leave, Lt. Cahalan served 30 months in the States and 10 months overseas as radar officer. Before entering active service In 1943, he attended Iowa State Teachers college, Cedar Falls. The Arthur F. Brandt post, No. 518, of the American Legion will stage a benefit dance Friday night, June 7, at the Big-Four pavilion here. Stan Stanley and his orchestra will play for the dance. Members of the post will canvass the town to sell tickets Thursday evening. Tickets will sell for $1 each. The Legionnaires will meet at the Legion room in Memorial hall at 5 o'clock Thursday evening, Commander Norris Blegcn announced this week. The regular June meeting of the local post has been postponed from Tuesday, June 11, to Tuesday, June 18, because of the annual high school alumni banquet which is scheduled for that evening. Boys State. Henry Paulsen took Leo ChristofTer- son and Grant Schultz to Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Sunday. The boys are attending Hawkeye Boys State, which is sponsored by the American Legion posts of Iowa. The boys were assigned to membership in one of two political parties and to residence in a certain city and county. The entire membership of Boys State will be the mythical 49th state of the union and will function for eight days on the basis of Iowa law. In this manner, the boys will learn the duties and responsibilities of citizenship and of various public officials. One boy is sent to Boys State by the Arthur F. Brandt post of the American Legion and the other is sponsored by the Postville commercial club. Blue Defeats Olmsted; Other Election Highlights Iowa Republicans nominated Governor Robert Blue at Monday's primary election, giving him a majority of close to 60,000 over his opponent. George Olmsted. Blue carried every county in the state and his majority is approximately 10,500 more than the total vote cast for Frank Miles, Democrat, who will be Blue's opponent in the November general election. A sensational upset occurred in the nomination for Secretary of State where Earl Miller, rejected by his party on several occasions and shorn of most of his duties when he served in that office a number of years ago, defeated the incumbent, Wayne Ropes, by 35,000 votes. Miller carried more than 90 of Iowa's 99 counties. Henry O. Talle, republican candidate for Congressman in this district, was unopposed, and all eight Iowa Republican candidates came through victoriously, only two having opposition. Biggest surprise in Allamakee county was the defeat of Charles Palmer for state representative by Elmer F. Pieper, his Republican opponent. Pieper's Democratic opponent in next fall's election will be Bernard J. Houlihan, a former Allamakee supervisor. Otto H. Fossum, clerk of the district court, had a narrow squcek for the Republican nomination, winning from Leonard Hanson by a margin of 134 votes. Clemm Keenan .was nominated by the Democrats and will be Fossum's opponent next fall. Closest race on the x Democratic ticket was for supervisor, 1948 term where Osager won by two votes over Tollefson, the result being 300 to 298. MOVE HERE FROM WAUKON. Mr. and Mrs. Eaton Waters on Tuesday moved from Waukon into the apartment over The Palm, formerly occupied by the Dan Theophilus family. The latter family have moved into rooms at the Mrs. Edward Burdick residence. VANDER WEG JOINS NAVY. Jack VanderWeg enlisted in the navy recently and left Monday afternoon for Des Moines. He graduated from high school two weeks ago. y Summer Band Concerts May Start Here Soon K. K. Hennessey, director of the Postville school band, is holding weekly rehearsals and informed us this morning that summer band concerts at the city park may get underway soon. He is finding it difficult to get members assembled for the rehearsals, but expects a better turnout now that vacation time is well underway and members have had a fling at resting. Mr. Hennessey states that he has a well-balanced program of band numbers rehearsed for presentation. Watch for announcement of date of the first concert. CEMETERY NOTICE. People having belongings, such as jars and vases, in the Postville cemetery since Memorial day and wanting them, are hereby notified to remove them at once.—Postville Cemetery Association, Today's Best Buy—Herald Want Ad Harris Experiments With DDTProject DDT, the chemical compound that kills insects with "atomic" effect, promises to be the answer to some of the tropical disease problems of Latin America—problems that have worked to retard the economic development of an orea two and one-halt times the United States, with a population of more than 133 million people. That is the opinion of Ray R. Harris, health engineer, of Louisville, Ky., who directed experiments with the new lethal weapon In Costa Risa. Ray is a former Postville boy, a graduate of our high school and of the State University of Iowa. He holds an M. S. degree In sanitary engineering from Harvard University. During the recent war he was a major in the army sanitary corps and served in Costa Rica until recently when he re' turned here for a visit to his father, Warner M. Harris, and with other relatives and friends. Before joining the army when assigned to the Institute of Inter-Amerl' can Affairs, he was employed by the Kentucky State Health department His wife and daughter, Ramona Belle, lived in San Jose with him during his 'stay In Costa Rica. Ramona Belle attended \he public schools in San Jose and acquired a fluent knowledge of Spanish. They are now living in Louisville, Ky. FPHA Turns Down Postville Application For Veterans Housing /Mayor M. C. Deering was notified last t'riday that the town's application for 15 family dwelling units for veter ans and their families was not ap proved by the federal public housing authontyT^ The —lcrt *r received follows: National Housing Agency Federal Public Housing Authority May 24, 1946. Honorable M. C. Deering Mayor of the Town of Postville Postville, Iowa Dear Mayor Deering: I am sorry to inform you that be cause of the limitation of funds we have been unable to approve your ap plication for housing facilities for servicemen and veterans. Requests for housing under this pro gram have been so great in relation to the very limited quotas that a large proportion of the need cannot possibly bo met. It has therefore been neces sary to allocate the small supply to those localities or educational institutions where the greatest concentration of need exists. Even in these instances we have been able to pro videfor only a small proportion of the shortage certified to us. We are retaining your application in our active file, and it additional funds are made available to us you may rest assured that we will again review your application. I wish to thank you for calling the housing problem of your Town to our attention, and express again my regret that we cannot be of assistance at this time. Orvil R. Olmsted Director, Region III. 287 Ballots Cast In Post Township At the Primaries All County Incumbents Again Renominated; Palmer Loses to Pieper Offer Local Grain Bins To Public At Auction The sale by auction of all wooden feed bins used in the Normal Granary program has been authorized by the Commodity Credit Corporation, according to information received here by Ben Kelleher, chairman of the county AAA committee, says the Waukon Democrat, The CCC plans to dispose of all Its wooden bins on or before June 30. Since January, 1946, all bins of this type have been offered for sale based on 10 cents per bushel of the storage capacity. There are 18 such bins located in Waukon and eight at Postville. The county AAA committee has estimated that approximately 3,000 board feet of lumber are contained inleach of the bins plus 64 cement bloaks used as supports. x i Monday's primary election lured only 287 Post township voters to polls, 218 casting Republican ballots and 69 asked for Democratic ballots. Wm. Kugel was the first man to cast his vote, while Mrs. Arthur Palas was the first woman voter at the polls J Two years ago a total of 307 V5tes""were cast, 252 Republican and 55 Democratic. Post township, which was the first precinct in the county to report returns to the County Auditor, showed the following results Monday. Republican: For Governor—Blue 163. Olmsted 53. Lieutenant-Governor—Evans 184. Secretary of State—Miller 129, Ropes 69. Auditor of State—Akers 178. Treasurer of State — Grimes 164, Cruickshank 31. Secretary of Agriculture—Linn 183. Attorney General — Rankin 136, Laughlin 50. Commerce Commissioner—Richardson 125, Smith 73, MacHenry*59, Long 51. Supt. of Public Instruction—Parker 183. Congressman—Talle 186. State Representative — Palmer 116, Pieper 73. County Auditor—Hansmcicr 186. County Treasurer—Henderson 185. Clerk of the District Court—Fossum 141. Hanson 56. Sheriff — Hendrickson 107, Rumph 52, Zupke 42. Recorder—Meierkord 183. County Attorney—Haehlen 174. County Coroner—Rominger 172. Supervisor, 1947 term—Herman 89, Kolsrud 79, Swain 13. Supervisor, 1948 term — Quanrude 87. Bender 47, Gaunitz 44. Delegates to county convention— W. A. Kneeland, John Falb, Louis Hill, Jr., Lester Smith, Wm. J. Klingbeil, Norris Blegen, Amy K. Marston. Harvey Schultz. C. C. Hoth, Mack Peterson and Harc'd Schroeder. Only one candidate, Arbie Heckman, for township trustee, 1948 term, filed on either the Republican or democratic tickets for township offices. We have no results on the outcome of the elections of write-in candidates. Democrats: The only contests on the Democratic ticket were for the supervisor offices. The results on these were: Supervisor, 1947 term—Mullaney 32, Johnson 22. Supervisor, 1948 term—Tollefson 41, Onsager 9. County Central Committeeman—Ray R. Douglass; committewoman, Hattie M. Weihe. Delegates to county convention—Joseph B. Steele, Robert H. Burling, Amanda Schroeder, Paul Waters, Eldo Sander, Ed Voelker, Grace Humphrey, Lawrence Welzel, Elsa Palas and Louisa Oldag. ***** Allamakee County Results: The Allamakee county vote at Monday's primaries was heavier than two years ago, the Republicans garnering 2500 and the Democrats 625. In 1944 there were 2059 republican votes cast and 442 democratic votes. Following are the number of votes cast for offices for which a contest existed: Republican: For Governor—Blue 1753, Olmsted 715. Secretary of State —Miller 1511, Ropes 587. Treasurer of State — Grimes 1247, Cruickshank 710. Attorney General — Rankin 1204, Laughlin 736. • Commerce Commissioner—Richardson 1093, Smith 884, Long 785, MacHenry 346. State Representative — Pieper 1303, Palmer 1007. Clerk of the District Court—Fossum 1281, Hanson 1147. SherlfT— Hendrickson M418, Rumph 761, Zupke 291. Supervisor, 1947 term—Herman 1353, Kolsrud 613, Swain 346. Supervisor, 1948 term — Quanrude 953, Bender 775, Gaunitz 604. Largest vote in the county was polled by Mr. Hansmeljr, county auditor Incumbent, 2281, with Lillian Meierkord, recorder, second with 2200. This year's ballot also contained candidates to fill vacancies, in that the offices sheriff, treasurer and- supervisor, 1947 term, are now being filled by appointees. In these; cases the present officeholders, Hendrickson, sheriff, Henderson, treasurer, and Herman, supervisor, received the nominations. Democrats: Only two contests existed on the democratic ticket, for the two super- (Contlnued on page eight)

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